Cloud 9 appears to be like an terrible lot like Melbourne, Australia for Aryna Sabalenka. The newly topped Australian Open champion stepped out in town on Sunday as a Grand Slam winner for the primary time, and took her trophy for a spin in entrance of one of many metropolis’s most scenic backdrops.
Sabalenka, who’ll return to No. 2 within the Hologic WTA Tour rankings Monday, took the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup on a tour of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, full with a gondola experience.
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Clad in a blush-pink costume and blue excessive heels, Sabalenka did not look misplaced amongst Melbourne’s prettiest surroundings; her outfit additionally featured floral particulars on the neck, arms and hemline.
She posed for the cameras with each the trophy and a bottle of champagne and informed a small group of assembled reporters that she was nonetheless residing the dream lower than 24 hours after coming from behind to defeat Elena Rybakina in a traditional three-set championship match inside Rod Laver Enviornment.
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“I nonetheless really feel like I am on one other planet, making an attempt to know what’s simply occurred,” Sabalenka stated. “It is the very best morning of my life. It is so stunning.”
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